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From Joseph Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Relationships without FK constraints?
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:44:54 GMT

> I am curious: how are your
> related-tables managed in a relational database without
> FK's? Is there no RDB perspective in the design?
The ORM does it. e.g. ActiveRecord for Ruby on Rails applications, or other ORMs/stacks that
work on similar concepts (and there are quite many lately).

If I see, even Cayenne Modeler supports at generating the DB to skip the creation of FKs.
See the second checkbox from the following screen:



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